The Pacific Screenwriting Program is building a vibrant screenwriter community in British Columbia by providing a training ground for BC’s aspiring and active screenwriters. Combining real-world story-room experience, mentorship, bootcamps, workshops and information sessions, the program equips writers with the skills, experience, and connections necessary to establish a sustainable career in the province’s dynamic screen industry.

SCRIPTED SERIES LAB

At the core of the Pacific Screenwriting Program is a full-time 14 week curriculum that polishes and prepares candidates for an entry-level writer position on a series. Every term, up to six committed writers receive the necessary support to expand their portfolio and pursue opportunities in the evolving TV marketplace. Throughout the program, participants hone their craft, strengthen their collaboration and presentation skills, and obtain a deeper understanding of BC’s television industry and how to market themselves within it. Through workshops, events and mentoring, candidates will also be connected with key industry professionals, including senior screenwriters, producers, and agents.

Jan. 17th

Unspeakable: Screening and Q&A with Showrunner Rob Cooper

Robert C. Cooper takes us through the writing and production of Unspeakable, a limited series for CBC and AM Studios based on the Canadian Tainted Blood Tragedy.

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